Saving Sacred Oak Flat!
Posted on 22 March 2016
On the 26 February the San Carlos Apache celebrated one year of standing strong at Oak Flat Arizona. They have been occupying Oak Flat in order to preserve their ancient sacred grounds from the devastation that would come with Rio Tinto mining the area.
News has just come through that Oak Flat will remain listed in the National Register of Historic Places, thereby frustrating Rio Tinto’s plans to move forward with their mine! This is a fantastic step in preserving this sacred site. Our journey isn’t over, but we are making headway.
It was deeply gratifying last week when in Flagstaff Arizona, Bernie Sanders deviated from his traditional stump speech and instead spoke of the injustices America’s original peoples have had to face. The more this issue is raised in the national and international consciousness, the more likely we are to see positive change.
In peace and kindness,